1. hydeinthesky

    PRS 57/08 - does it have a noisy coil split or volume drop?

    Hi everyone Actually, I'm planning to replace my PRS SE Custom 24's 85/15s pickups with Kinman pickups, but the pickups are too pricy (a usual boutique pickups price), I bought a single coil pickups from them which is $520 dollars, I'm living the Philippines and their factory is here, so the...
  2. P

    Pickup Decisions…HELP!

    Trying to pin down a good upgrade set of pickups for my daily driver. she’s a 2002 Santana SE All mahogany body/neck Rosewood fretboard Stoptail Bridge Tuning : she lives in E Standard & Drop D 40/60 of the time, for all playing styles. I never tune it below Drop D, as I have a Strat that lives...
  3. Bradley Gavel

    58/15 or 57/08?

    Was just wondering which is preferred (or any pickup for that matter) I'm sort of looking for something that will really ring out on clean harmonics, have great mids but can also play some quality metal/punk tones. I have the stock SE 245 "S" pickups, and while I really do like the sound, I...
  4. D

    Replacing uncovered 59/09 with covered 57/08 on Custom 24

    Hello everyone. I just got on eBay a set of 57/08 pickups. I currently have 59/09 uncovered pickups that came factory installed on my 2012 Custom 24 with 5-way blade. I wanted a bit less harsh and vintage sounding pickup and wanted to give the 57/08 a try. Anyway, i think I’ll have some trouble...
  5. Guitarjon

    Trying that 'nu metal' sound with my SC58 and Mesa Rectos...

    Hey everyone, I got my beautiful PRS SC58 a week or two ago. I traded my Ibanez RGT320Z for it and I'm super stoked about it but that's another story. So when I think of PRS I tend to think of bands from the late 90s and early 2000s, you know, those 'nu metal' bands like Incubus, Limp Bizkit...
  6. Going Modal

    NGD - my new "sleeper" guitar

    Picked up this 2012 Stripped 58 very recently. It came with its stock covered 57/08's, but I really wanted to do a 57/08 neck + 59/09 bridge combination--plus the look of this guitar was really asking for a black squabbin in the bridge--so I just finished installing that, followed by a full...
  7. J

    PRS 1957/2008 pickups

    Hello guys, I hope you're doing great! I found a set of 1957/2008 pickups, I would like to know if there's a wiring diagram, is possible use split coil, I have no idea why there's a white cable out the braid. Also what you think about them. Any input is welcome. Thank you!
  8. T

    2004 Hollowbody 2 with "57/08 WW"

    Hi, I came across this Hollowbody 2 Artist Package from 2004 in a very good condition which has been upgraded with some nice stuff for the looks but also with so called 57/08 "Wildwood Prototype" Humbuckers instead of the original Archtops. The dealer says that these are early 57/08s. Has...
  9. kingcat119

    PRS Hollowbody - NGD

    Hi all, I am a bit of a long time lurker who posted a while back that I was keeping an eye on buying a PRS sometime this year. I have always wanted one but as a teenager back in the early 2000's and could never afford one back then. I always played Fenders as well and still love those guitars...
  10. HoovHead

    Single Cut HB II -NGD

    NGD --> 2011 Single Cut Hollowbody II <--NGD First, I have ALWAYS wanted an antique white PRS. Lately, I also have GAS for a hollowbody. The local GC brought this sweet instrument in on trade. On Saturday morning, I woke up early and performed my daily used PRS search from the GC APP (at 5:00...
  11. S

    57/08 Pickup Install - Need Help

    Hey Everyone, I installed a set of 57/08 pickups into a 2005 McCarty. The original pickups were a steel braided black cable and a white cable. The new 57/08 pickups are 4 cables (black, white, red, steel braid/ground). Is there any reason you would need to change the electronics in the guitar...
  12. S

    Help With 57/08 Pickups Now Installed

    Hey Everyone, I installed a set of 57/08 pickups into my PRS McCarty (2005). I love the sound of these, but am finding something I need help with. With a fresh set of Elixir Optiweb strings, if I hit the bass string too hard it sounds like either string buzz or distortion is coming through the...
  13. S

    57/08 Pickup Wiring Help

    Hey Everyone, I recently purchased a new set of 57/08 pickups to install into my 2005 McCarty. The original McCarty pickups were just two wires and the 57/08 pickups are four wires. I believe I have this correct based on some other posts here: Neck/Bass Pickup: * Black = Ground * White = Hot...
  14. Going Modal

    Should I go 57/08 --> 58/15 in my MC-58?

    The 57/08 really is a nice all-around PAF-style humbucker, I'll admit--and I'm sure there are many who would agree. However, in an ideal world if I could tailor everything, here's what I'd wish to change about the 57/08 pickups in my '11 McCarty 58: a little firmer/more-solid in the (very) low...
  15. C

    Do covered 57/08 pickups have square bobbins?

    Hello - trying to determine if I remove the covers on my 57/08 pickups, if they will have the square bobbin look that I'm after. Does anyone know? Thank you!
  16. Skeeter

    Modern Eagle I: RPs vs 57/08s

    I may be ME1 shopping, and was curious about people’s experiences, preferences between the originals with RP pups vs the ones they released about 5 years ago, some with 57/08s. My understanding is that the RPs are hotter, but I know little else (does anyone have the resistance values from that...
  17. T

    59/09 vs 57/08 vs 85/15 pickups???

    Looking for some new pickups to put in my S2 Custom 24. I play rock, blues, gospel, funk, worship. Looking for a good, strong sound. Looking for better sustain... My overdrive tone is similar to Mark Lettieri's. What do you like, dislike, prefer etc about each of these pickups? Thanks!!
  18. Threepiece

    S2 C24+57/08=SG (not a pop quiz) ;-)

    Hey there, So, A bit of a follow up for everyone who has been so kind helping with pickup choices and what have you. I got my 57's, installed them covered - tuned up struck a chord... and was puzzled. None of the 'warmth' everyone talks about, instead VERY serious treble. Articulate and...
  19. Threepiece

    57/08 covered or uncovered?

    Hi, Kind of an extension of a previous post but figured it's its own subject. I bought some 57/08s I'll be putting in my S2 - hopefully Monday. Looked around and saw that they made a 'special edition' S2 with uncovered 57's. Anyone know why they went uncovered? Is there something deeply...
  20. Whitecat

    57/08s are now available aftermarket...

    Call your favourite dealer! They might be on the USA PRS Accessory store too, I can't tell because it forces me to the UK version which isn't listing them yet.